Friday, June 20, 2014

In Between Seasons Cover reveal!

This month has been mondo for author friends revealing the beautiful cover art for their new releases. Today I'm excited  to share with you Cassandra Giovanni's 

In Between Seasons... 

cover reveal
Brown paper package with torn section  

Check. It. Out. 

  Attractive young woman near tree trunk  
 

COMING JULY 31, 2014

From Show n'ot Tell Publishing

NEW ADULT POST - APOCALYPTIC ROMANCE SERIES

In 2021 the world as we know it changed. The government collapsed, and the worst characteristics of human nature were shown as the world fell into ruins. Years after The Fall, the Tribes that were established are still at war. They still fight to keep what they pillaged, and most of all, they fight to keep their lies a secret. In a world filled with deception, nothing is as it seems. I was born into this world. Hunter Marks was molded into this world; a General— a person cold and harsh. A person meant to kill me. We were told to just believe. We were taught to never question. We’re supposed to be robots, and accept our roles in this altered society. Too bad Hunter and I don’t follow the rules. And we’re a hell of a lot stronger than they ever thought possible. They’ve been searching for the world’s deadliest weapon. It’s me. And I’m not following the leader any more.
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Cassandra doesn't remember a time when she wasn't writing. In fact, the first time she was published was when she was seven years old and won a contest to be published in an American Girl Doll novel. Since then Cassandra has written more novels than she can count and put just as many in the circular bin. Her personal goal with her writing is to show the reader the character's stories through their dialogue and actions instead of just telling the reader what is happening. Besides being a writer, Cassandra is a professional photographer known for her automotive, nature and architectural shots. She is happily married to the man of her dreams and they live in the rolling hills of New England their dogs, Bubski and Kanga. Cassandra Giovanni is published by Show n’ot Tell Publishing based out of Connecticut, USA.
                                   
Cover Design: Gio Design Studios
Photography: Alex Kotlov via iStock

AMAZING BLOGS INVOLVED

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A special thanks to Cassandra for sharing this with us; the cover is stunning. I can't wait until July when I'm at the beach, reading the first in this series!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

In the Desert // Launch Day // Summer Reads Giveaway




Not only is this a giveaway, but you can get your very own copies of Rough Waters, In the Desert, and Somewhere only we Know, TODAY; it's a book birthday!



Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: New Adult
Available at Amazon for Kindle and paperback. 



Blurb

Twenty-year-old fiery film student Brighton Holmes knows exactly what she wants: an epic adventure on the open road in her late father’s 1969 Chevelle, alone. Her quest is to visit all fifty states and find a place to call home.

When a family friend asks for a favor, UK rocker in recovery, Alex Stihl, joins her on the road trip, stirring up trouble; the last thing she needs. It doesn’t help that he has a mob of fans and a crazy ex-girlfriend tailing his every move.

Brighton and Alex clash as they cruise out of New York, she grows resigned in the rolling hills of Amish country, and he crashes hard in a hotel on the edge of the Smoky Mountains. While Brighton seeks a place to wash her mind of the past, Alex dodges reminders of heartbreak.  

They both try to escape everything they have in common: heartache, loss, and confusion about what’s next. But the magic of New Orleans unites Brighton and Alex as they fight desperately for the other until the stars in the desert sky lead them to discover exactly what they’re resisting and missing.

When they reach the Oregon coast, Brighton uncovers her musical talent, bringing them closer together and helping her reconcile losing her father. But the trip comes to an end when they arrive in Los Angeles. Real life intervenes, splitting them apart; she moves into her new off-campus apartment and he has to return to his band.

After the semester begins, Brighton tries to shake her mind loose from Alex, but the memory of his sexy voice, rainy day eyes, and the miles they shared stays with her like a song stuck in her head. Six months later, when his band returns to Los Angeles for a concert, the compass of her heart finally leads her home.






The short author bio:
Deirdre Riordan Hall is the author of upper young adult and new adult fiction. She spends her days with her family, writing (what else?!) at the custom-made desk her husband crafted, or seaside, pretending to be a mermaid. Click here for the long author biography.  






Enter to win some summer reads swag from three authors (Cheyanne Young, Nikki Godwin, and moi!) the swag packs include three signed books, 3 bags of goodies, which equals three times the fun!


Check it out!





A signed copy of Rough Waters (if winner hasn't read book 1 in the series, I will provide them with a copy.)
A shell necklace + shell bracelets.
A beach tote. 
Bookmarks related to the series (both current books.)









In the Desert by Deirdre Hall swag pack includes:
A guitar pick necklace, similar to an item in the story.
A bookmark.
A signed paperback copy of In the Desert.
An In the Desert button/badge.







Cheyanne's Swag Pack includes:
Signed paperback copy of Somewhere Only We Know
Lucky Feather Sparkle Ring (Similar to the ring in the book)
Sachhi Bookmark w/words that relate to the two main characters





           


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Want to read more? Check out book one: To the Sea and two: Surfaced in the Follow your Bliss series; they can be read in order or stand-alone. 




*Giveaway open to US readers only. 








Friday, June 13, 2014

FLASH Giveaway!


I'm so excited to get In the Desert in your hands, that I can hardly sit still. My shoes are electric, my hair is on end, there's some high voltage running through my fingers...I have to do SOMETHING with this energy. Aha! A surprise giveaway...on top of this one going on. And another one (along with Cheyanne Young and Nikki Godwin!) coming up to celebrate the release of In the Desert! I offer you, dear readers, a signed paperback copy of To the Sea, the Golden State of Mind hat, a To the Sea tote bag, perfect for taking, ahem, to the sea...a stunning necklace...and some other goodies.                                                                                  




 To the Sea has been getting some wonderful reviews and attention on Amazon, thank you, wonderful readers! If you haven't read it, I'm hoping you'll enjoy the salty, splashy, transformational romance.

This giveaway runs from NOW, until Sunday at midnight. I'll pick the winner Monday morning. Sorry to my lovely international friends, this one is US only. 

Or, if you don't feel like doing the entries below, simply tell me what's in your beach bag and what's on your summer reading list, in the comments. 

(In case you're wondering what I'm reading in the coming months...check out my Goodreads TBR...

Best of luck! 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Surfaced >>> FREE!



The other day, I offered a discount on To the Sea. It's a great beach read that's sure to please those who like romance, drama, and happy-endings (I just won't say for who!) 

I'm celebrating the forthcoming release of In the Desert, the follow-up, full-length story in the Follow your Bliss series. The cool thing is this series can be read in order, or each book can stand alone, but they still connect overall. Fun, right?!

The follow-up to To the Sea is the short story, Surfaced. It tells Jamie's tale of redemption and is FREE today only! Grab your copy and don't forget to bring it to the beach along with a blanket, lemonade, and some snacks, yanno, if you're into that kind of thing. 

Thanks for reading and supporting indie authors!


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

What I Ate Wednesday




Boy howdy, I haven't done a What I Ate Wednesday in a LONG time! 

Diet, food, and exercise are a huge part of my life; they have helped me deal with compromising health issues and generally created room for me to do things like sit on my tuchas and write my heart out. I'm thankful for food and movement to nourish my mind and body and the community of like-minded friends who share recipes, fitness tips, and run, yoga, and surf with me. 


If you're wondering what fuels me as an author, mama, and nature-lover, without further ado, I present, brekkie, lunch, snack and dinnah. 







I am proudly one of those green monster types, adding cukes, kale or spinach, coconut milk, an apple or pear, banana, a generous shake of cinnamon, and whatever else in my fridge that seems like it would blend up well to get blitzed. This fuels me for morning exercise and writing endeavors. It keeps me full for a LONG time; it's pretty massive.



Lunch involved sushi. I prefer brown rice, but this was grabbed on the go. As you may or may not know, not only am I a green veg lovah, but I also don't eat sugar, gluten, meat, and limit my overall intake of animal products by choice and because it compromises my thyroid function. (I'm trying really hard to frame that word positively and learn to love it—me being a great lover of words and all—but anything with an -oid, sounds, I dunno, -oidy. Blech. I've blogged about a sugar and gluten free life, quite a bit if you're interested in learning more. There are posts on my best resources, what I eat, and learned. 




 It's strawberry season! I love these juicy little guys. Yum! 


So dinner got a little weird. It started with this...a mixed greens salad with pear and pistachio. 

Wondering about the dressing?

SO simple.


 I take a little bit of this...


Add a wee bit of vinegar...(sorry about the wonky angles. It wouldn't rotate. Weird.)


Mix in some oil, dash of salt, itty-bitty bit of garlic, fresh ground pepper...then I mix it all up...
It's my favorite, go to dressing. Sometimes I swap the vinegar for fresh lemon juice when I have it on hand. I used to measure, but I make this so frequently, I just toss and pour. You can't really mess it up unless you add too much vinegar. 

Dinner ended with gluten free pizza 'cos my hottie, hubby knows that a girl under stress needs a slice of pie in her life. And sadly, I didn't get a picture before I made a mess of it stuffing it in mah belly! I will say this, it involved roasted potato, feta, red onions, rosemary, white bean pesto,and maybe parmesan? And the stress? It vanished after the pizza and as soon as I plopped myself down, opened my Kindle, and finished reading this. Ah, sweet love story slash kick-ass Norse mythology.

Buon Appetito! 





Tuesday, June 10, 2014

To the Sea >>> On Sale!



In case you haven't read To the Sea, and want to get a jump on the Follow your Bliss series, before In the Desert is released next week (Tuesday, June 17!) it's discounted today only for just .99 cents

I know, what a bargain! And if you read it and enjoy, please tell your friends and leave a review on Goodreads & Amazon, we authors count on good 'ole fashioned word of mouth! Thank you:)



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Monday, June 9, 2014

Overpowered Cover Reveal by Cheyanne Young

One of my twitter and author besties, Cheyanne Young shares the cover to the sequel to Powered, Overpowered! Hitting shelves August 1, 2014. 

All I can say is: FIERCE. 


OVERPOWERED will be released on August 1, 2014

(There are spoilers below if you haven't read book 1!)

After rescuing her twin sister Nova from a life of evil, Maci fears she's made a huge mistake. As if she didn't have enough trouble fitting in with her fellow Supers, Nova outshines Maci in personality and power. 

In the midst of this one-sided sibling rivalry, humans are dropping dead from a powerful drug that originates in the underground tunnels of King City. Someone is a traitor and Maci wants to capture the villain before anyone else—especially Nova.
With Nova in the spotlight, Maci needs to set aside her jealousy before more humans die and the future of King City is changed forever.

Add Overpowered to your Goodreads list.

Buy Powered, book 1 on Amazon.



Want a FREE signed Powered Trilogy bookmark? Fill out this form and Cheyanne will send you one. 

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Cheyanne is a native Texan with a fear of cold weather and a coffee addiction that probably needs an intervention. She loves books, sarcasm, nail polish and paid holidays. She lives near the beach with her family, one spoiled rotten puppy and a cat who is most likely plotting to take over the world.





Friday, June 6, 2014

Epic Multi-Author Giveaway!



Author Angela Snyder got some major Facebook love and to say thank you, she's hosting a major multi-author giveaway! Over 15 Prizes, ebooks, signed books, swag, and more! Including my novel, To the Sea. To check out the cover for my forthcoming follow-up, In the Desert, click here

This giveaway runs Friday, June 6 through Friday June 27.

Enter HERE
Mobile users, use this link

Thursday, June 5, 2014

In the Desert Cover Reveal!

Woot, Squee, Hollah, and all that! Today is a very exciting day!
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If I was a human gif I'd be doing the happy dance all over this screen, confetti would be bursting in the air, and my hair would be blown back like Beyonce's. It would be epic, amazing, viral!
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Today I'm sharing the cover for In the Desert. What's this story all about anyway?
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In three words?

Road-trip

Rock & Roll

Romance

Okay, that's five words / three phrases. In a few more words, read on...and then keep going to check out the cover! I'd love to know what you think. 





Title: In the Desert
Book Three in the Follow your Bliss Series
Author: Deirdre Riordan Hall
Release Date: June, 17, 2014
Genre: Women's Contemporary Fiction

Age Group: New Adult

             Twenty-year-old fiery film student Brighton Holmes knows exactly what she wants: an epic adventure on the open road in her late father’s 1969 Chevelle, alone. Her quest is to visit all fifty states and find a place to call home.

             When a family friend asks for a favor, UK rocker in recovery, Alex Stihl, joins her on the road trip, stirring up trouble; the last thing she needs. It doesn’t help that he has a mob of fans and a crazy ex-girlfriend tailing his every move.

              Brighton and Alex clash as they cruise out of New York, she grows resigned in the rolling hills of Amish country, and he crashes hard in a hotel on the edge of the Smoky Mountains. While Brighton seeks a place to wash her mind of the past, Alex dodges reminders of heartbreak.  

              They both try to escape everything they have in common: heartache, loss, and confusion about what’s next. But the magic of New Orleans unites Brighton and Alex as they fight desperately for the other until the stars in the desert sky lead them to discover exactly what they’re resisting and missing.

               When they reach the Oregon coast, Brighton uncovers her musical talent, bringing them closer together and helping her reconcile losing her father. But the trip comes to an end when they arrive in Los Angeles. Real life intervenes, splitting them apart; she moves into her new off-campus apartment and he has to return to his band.

After the semester begins, Brighton tries to shake her mind loose from Alex, but the memory of his sexy voice, rainy day eyes, and the miles they shared stays with her like a song stuck in her head. Six months later, when his band returns to Los Angeles for a concert, the compass of her heart finally leads her home.
 


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To add In the Desert to your Goodreads To be Read list...please click here.

In the Desert is part of the Follow your Bliss series, but it can stand on its own too and is a great summer read at the beach, in the hammock, or to really heat up the warm nights. 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

In the Desert Teaser Three


The third and final In the Desert teaser...plus another little excerpt to pique your interest. Check out the cover reveal on Thursday, June 5th. And the follow week, I have some VERY exciting surprises for you, so please check back! 



Mini-Excerpt: 

“Do you want me?”  Alex asked. 

His breath smelled like wine and mint and shelter.

Brighton's pulse quickened. She’d never wanted anyone more in her life. She fought her way to his lips. 

They were out of the rain, but somehow her face was damp as another secret found its way to the surface.

“I have something for you,” Alex whispered.His sexy voice was magnified against the backing track of the rain. 

He’d already given her so much. She had everything she wanted snugged tight into that little alcove out of the rain.